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    Jun 05, 2012
    Question Mac G5 power PC problem
    I have a PPC. Last night when I was on in it, it frozen up on me & the screen became funny ( looked pixelated) so I restarted it. Now when I start up my computer, the screen still look pixelated & it won't go pass the grey apple screen. Is there anything I can do to fix it because I have a lot of stuff that i need on it. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

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    Nov 08, 2010
    Main-11" Air, iPhone 6+, iPad Mini 3, Hi-Fi Extras- Too many to count
    Boot from your install disk and partition the hard disk so it leaves your files on the other partition and you can access them after you install OS X on the other partition.

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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    To get your files, I recommend you use another Mac and a firewire cable and start your G5 in Firewire Target mode:
    How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk mode

    Don't mess up your hard drive - you can always take it out and put it in an external case to be read by another Mac

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